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SHIFT: UnStaged: Spirit

Performance Information

This event, along with the rest of the SHIFT Festival, has been canceled.

In partnership with women-owned distillery Republic Restoratives, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra offers a symphonic social experience where listeners enjoy local craft spirits paired just for the occasion! Throughout the afternoon, orchestra musicians perform as KSO Music Director Aram Demirjian and Republic Restoratives distillery experts discuss the surprising similarities between creating craft spirits and composing classical music.

Doors: 1pm
Event Begins: 1:30pm

Tickets $25 (includes performance and craft cocktails)

Additional public SHIFT events with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

THU, MAR 26, 11:45am • Children's National Medical Center
Free and open to the public

FRI, MAR 27, 8pm • Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Aram Demirjian, conductor
Julia Bullock, soprano
The University of Tennessee Symphony Brass
R.B. Morris, Knoxville Poet Laureate, speaker
All tickets $25

About SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras
SHIFT celebrates the vitality, identity, and extraordinary artistry of orchestras and chamber orchestras in an immersive festival experience in the nation’s capital. The week-long festival is composed of mini-residencies, with each participating orchestra presenting education and community events in venues around Washington, D.C., along with full-orchestra performances in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

As the title suggests, SHIFT is about change: the evolution of the art form, the leaving behind of preconceived notions, and the welcoming of new audiences to symphonic music. In keeping with the latter, all tickets for SHIFT’s concerts at the Kennedy Center are priced at a flat $25, and many companion events will be offered free of charge (some with advance reservations required; schedule and details will be announced in the coming months).

SHIFT is co-presented by Washington Performing Arts and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Generous support of the SHIFT Festival is provided through a matching grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, by Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather, and by The Centene Charitable Foundation.

SHIFT is supported in part by Betsy and Robert Feinberg, the National Endowment for the Arts, Galena-Yorktown Foundation, Tom Gallagher, and the Irene Pollin Audience Development and Community Engagement Initiatives.

SHIFT is also made possible by Mr. and Mrs. John V. Thomas, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry M. Linowes.

SHIFT is presented in cooperation with the League of American Orchestras.